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Feature: Student voices present at People's Climate March

The Newtonite October 3, 2014

by Elena Schwartz The People’s Climate March took place Sunday, September 21, two days before world leaders, including president Barack Obama, attended a climate summit at the United Nations. Millions...

Schedule overload: How to balance academics

Schedule overload: How to balance academics

The Newtonite October 1, 2014

by Isabel Joyce Whether a student is entering this school for the first time as a freshman or coming in with three years of high school complete, there are several anxiety-inducing facets of school life...

Senior Maddie Bledsoe doing Crossfit

CrossFit club provides short, intense workouts

The Newtonite March 28, 2014

By Isabel Joyce The lack of time in students’ increasingly busy lives causes many students to forsake exercise. High school students in particular have trouble incorporating daily workouts into their...

Use and abuse of Adderall: Students describe experiences, adults comment on drug usage

Use and abuse of Adderall: Students describe experiences, adults comment on drug usage

The Newtonite January 24, 2014

by Alex Feit Note: The real names of the students interviewed for this article have been changed to Chris Donohue, Sarah Smith, and Bruce Thompson to protect their identities. The SATs were fast approaching....

School Holidays: An Oxymoron?

School Holidays: An Oxymoron?

The Newtonite October 7, 2013

[polldaddy poll=7457489] by Elena Schwartz As a banner hanging in Main St. reading “Respect, Diversity, Individuality” advertises, this school community is far from homogenous. This diversity entails...

Senior Sam Mayer, far left, second row, attended Milton Academys Mountain School during second semester of the 2012-13 school year.

For students, semester-long educational programs becomes a popular option

The Newtonite September 23, 2013

by Alex Feit Hike mountains. Chop trees for firewood for the night. Camp overnight in the woods in two foot snow, then try to find your way back home using little more than a compass, a map, and your...

Administrators, teachers consider balancing consistency, equity and creativity

The Newtonite February 25, 2013

[polldaddy poll=6922810] by Elena Schwartz There has been an ongoing debate in the world of education on how to create consistency in the curriculum and equity in grading while allowing for teacher freedom. President...

Girls' track coach served as special agent, cooked with Julia Child

The Newtonite February 11, 2013

by Elena Schwartz Girls’ indoor track recently won their 19th league title in 25 years. This legacy has brought pride to the team and to the school, and even more so to the man who started it all. Track...

Seniors in the Mr. 013 competition dance to Gangnam Style Thursday, Jan. 24.

For contestants, Mr. '013 competition proves a night to let loose

The Newtonite February 6, 2013

by Alex Feit Before he would walk the runway in a pink tutu and prance onstage, senior Jonathan Kim had a few choice words to say to his competitors. “The other contestants should have better things...

MIAA plans to drop boys' gymnastics

MIAA plans to drop boys' gymnastics

The Newtonite February 6, 2013

By Jacob Gurvis Starting next school year, boys’ gymnastics will no longer be recognized as a competing sport in Massachusetts. The MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) has voted...

Photography teachers Ron Morris and Thomas MacIntyre took their students on a fieldtrip to Boston.

Student Faculty Administration proposal sparks discussion on field trips, N-rule

The Newtonite February 5, 2013

by Malini Gandhi It was pouring when English teacher Janice Miller’s Honors American Studies class arrived at Walden Pond for a field trip. Despite the weather, the spirit of the pond that had entranced...

Math teacher Joe Siciliano to be inducted into Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame

Math teacher Joe Siciliano to be inducted into Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame

The Newtonite January 24, 2013

by Jacob Gurvis For almost three decades, math teacher Joe Siciliano has been coaching varsity baseball and junior varsity basketball at this school. This Saturday, Siciliano, nicknamed “Joe Sic,”...

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